The east coast presence of Zynga, that once-proud and mighty maker of tractor simulators, has been decimated—but it looks like it's not completely gone. Yet. A skeleton crew of doomed software refugees is sticking around Zynga's Manhattan turf, given the terrible "choice" between staying on longer or forfeiting their…
A year ago, sketch-centric guessing game Draw Something became an inescapable phenomenon, pulling in millions of people each day. That success led to a surprising $210 million acquisition of dev studio OMGPOP by Zynga. On Monday, many of those creators were victim of a harsh 520-person culling as Zynga desperately…
Unlike me, Bora can actually draw. And also unlike me, and unlike several million other players, Bora has stuck with Draw Something.
A month or so ago, it's entirely likely that you were caught up in the frenzy surrounding Draw Something, trading goofy doodles back and forth with friends as you played the popular word-guessing game. But now, you might be one of the millions of people who've unceremoniously dropped Draw Something out of their lives.
Today Zynga finally released the update to Draw Something that the social game developers promised when they acquired the game's creators OMGPOP.
Shay Pierce made it clear why he turned down steady pay and benefits when Zynga bought his old employer, OMGPOP, the makers of Draw Something. He was concerned that his ownership of a personally developed and published game on the iTunes App store would be a conflict. He chose not to join Zynga with the rest of…
Zynga's absorbed a lot of companies in the last two years, but few experienced the sudden shift in fortunes that OMGPOP did over the last few days. Within two months, the studio saw their Draw Something become a breakout hit, which lead their getting snapped up by the social game giant.
Barely three months after the company's initial public offering are several Zynga insiders looking to get rich by selling off a hunk of their stock. That includes founder Mark Pincus, who will offer a wad of shares valued at more than $200 million.
I only started playing OMGPOP's Draw Something a couple days ago. I already can't stop playing. It's irresistible—I'm playing games with damn near everyone I know on Facebook; people I never play games with, not even Words With Friends.
Zynga's acquisition of OMGPOP today revealed some other interesting tidbits of news. Did you know, for instance, that "starfish" is one of the most popular words drawn in Draw Something? I have never even encountered the word myself. True story.
A conference call with Zynga's David Ko today confirmed rumors that the social game development company has acquired OMGPOP, the creators of mobile pictionary game Draw Something. Dan Porter, CEO of OMGPOP, will now be the Vice President and General Manager at Zynga Mobile NY. Zynga would not comment on the monetary…
Draw Something creator OMGPOP will release a new Facebook game next week called The Street, Business Insider reports today.
The Kotaku readers have spoken. Or, er, drawn? Gathered in the gallery above are your best Draw Something artworks. (Don't forget to click expand to see the drawings in their full glory!)
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